Summer CATFringe Test Run:
Spring 2023 Productions:
Vivacious Valarie’s Speakeasy Cabaret
March 3, 4, & 5 at 7:00 p.m.
A student production team conceived and made real this musical revue, which features Valarie, the owner of the speakeasy, and all of the performers at her establishment. Featuring songs such as: A Wild, Wild Party (The Wild Party), Mein Herr (Cabaret), All that Jazz (Chicago), Out of the Blue (The Wild Party), Le Jazz Hot (Victor/Victoria), Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin), You Can Always Count on Me (City of Angels), Maybe This Time (Cabaret), Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend(Gentleman Prefer Blondes), Bring on the Men (Jekyll and Hyde). There are no other specific characters in this show, but all songs, without dramatization, will be performed in the context of the shows they originate from to create a fun, feisty, evening of cabaret performances.
CONTENT DISCLOSURE: Vivacious Valarie’s cabaret shows definitely contain mature subjects and themes.
Picasso at The lapin agile, a comedy by Steve Martin
April 6, 7, & 8 and April 14 & 15 at 7:00 p.m. and April 16 at 2:00 p.m.
This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy features Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a Parisian cafe, in 1904 – just before the famous scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter enflamed the art world with cubism.
In his first stage comedy, Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as the two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, and other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Other characters, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, one of Picasso’s lovers, a Countess, an elderly philosopher, an idiot inventor, and a charismatic dark-haired singer appearing from a later era, add to the absurdity.